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CFA Alternative Investment Study Tips

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CFA Alternative Investment is covered in all three levels, and the proportion increases from 4% in Level 1 to 5-15% in Level 3. What is the best strategy to prepare for this alternative investments section? Overview of CFA Alt Investments Similar to Derivatives, it has a very small representation (4%) in Level 1. Most candidates […]

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CFA Equity Study Tips for Level 1, 2 and 3

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Equities is one of the easier topic areas in Level 1, but an important one as the weighing will increase substantially in Level 2. CFA Equity Level 1 Syllabus There are two study sessions under equity in Level 1. Market organization, market indices, and market efficiency (study session 13) The first reading under SS13 introduces […]

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CFA Derivatives Study Tips for Level 1, 2 and 3

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Derivatives is one of the fundamental blocks of modern financial theory. If you aspire to work in this field, I encourage that you spend sufficient time to figure this out. Derivatives Syllabus in Level 1 There is one study session with 3 relatively short readings.  The first introduces derivative markets and instrument. The second covers […]

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CFA Exam Changes 2016: Can I Keep Using Old Materials?

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Every year, changes to the CFA level 1 curriculum are released after the June test and they are effective in the exam next June. The 2016 changes to the CFA level 1 curriculum have been much less dramatic than the previous year. Let’s take a look at the summary below. CFA Exam Changes 2016 at […]

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2 Ways to Read the CFA Curriculum Effectively

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The CFA curriculum text book is one huge reading material. It is tempting to skip the parts we don’t understand or don’t find it interesting. The question is: should we read the CFA curriculum level one books in order, rearrange in another order, or is it okay to skip around? Here is the text version […]

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CFA Level 3 Curriculum

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The post is being updated. Stay tuned! Further Reading Level 1 curriculum Level 2 curriculum Level 3 exam topics and study session outlines   http://www.analystforum.com/forums/cfa-forums/cfa-level-iii-forum/91345342 http://www.cfaexamlevel3.com/blog/15-Key-Topics-You-Need-To-Know-For-CFA-L3-Morning-Exam/

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Analyzing CFA Level 2 Syllabus: What are the Important Topics?

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CFA Level 2 Syllabus Breakdown 1. Ethical and Professional Standards Ethics has a weighting from 10 to 15% in Level 2 (vs 15% in L1). The majority of Level 1 ethics content remain the same, with a few additional topics in soft dollar standard, research standard, and prudent investment rules. The questions are more difficult […]

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CFA Results Release Date, Performance Breakdown and Appeal Process

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Eagerly waiting for your CFA results? I am here to answer your questions on the date, how to read your performance report, and just in case, the appeal process. Here is the text version for your reference: CFA Results Timeline Level 1 and 2 results are typically released 8 weeks after the exam day. Level […]

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Analyzing the CFA Level 1 Syllabus: What are the Important Exam Topics?

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CFA Level 1 is the first exam you will encounter in the CFA exam journey. We cover the exam format, structure and historical pass rate in CFA Level 1 overview. This post focuses on the CFA level 1 curriculum and summarizes the 10 topic areas. CFA Level 1 Syllabus Breakdown 1. Ethical and Professional Standards […]

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What’s the CFA Minimum Passing Score? Inside Look at the Grading Process

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I’ve got lots of questions on the CFA passing score, who grades the exam and just about anything that can shed some light in the mysterious scoring mechanism. Here is a summary in video format: If you prefer to read the text, here is the same information for your reference: How the CFA Minimum Passing […]

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